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silver gilt

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noun
  1. an ornamental coating of silver, silver leaf, or a silver-colored substance.

Origin of silver gilt

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Examples from the Web for silver-gilt

Historical Examples

  • They are enclosed in a shrine of silver-gilt, of the workmanship of the ninth century.

    Down the Rhine

    Oliver Optic

  • "Some of it gold, some silver, a good deal of it silver-gilt," I replied.

    Ravensdene Court

    J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

  • Where is the silver plate—the wassail bowls and our silver-gilt chargers?

    The Young Cavalier

    Percy F. Westerman

  • The crosier is of silver-gilt, and weighs about seven or eight pounds.

  • The hilt is of wood, plated with silver; the pommel is of iron, and is plated with silver-gilt.

    Spanish Arms and Armour

    Albert F. Calvert


British Dictionary definitions for silver-gilt

silver-gilt

noun
  1. silver covered with a thin film of gold
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